Wednesday 2nd April. This month we have Sam Rowe who is the Community Archaeology Project Officer for the National Museums Liverpool. He will be telling us about his on-going project entitled Rainford Roots. Over the last few years volunteers have been working with the Merseyside Archaeological Society and National Museums Liverpool on researching and excavating garden sites in Rainford village. Recent investigations have uncovered post medieval industrial material associated with the manufacture of clay tobacco pipes and pottery in the village from the 16th century onwards. Finds have included pottery from 16th-20th century in date, 17th century clay tobacco pipe bowls stamped with maker’s marks, locally produced bricks and tiles, and local glass. It will be very interesting to see the finds from this project as it resonates quite closely with our own Wigan Hall project.